Posted on May 22, 2012 by Samara
Emily Rich is a 47-year-old mother of three. She has taught English-as-a-Second-Language at Northern Virginia Community College. She is taking time off to work on a memoir entitled The Paw of the Family Beast about trying to make peace with her family during the months both her and her mother were going through cancer treatment.
A Monitored Heart
About two years after I finished chemotherapy I had to be fitted with a portable heart monitor. It was temporary, to determine if tamoxifen, the drug I was taking post-breast cancer, was giving me heart palpitations.